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Collection C0208 - Phil Fairclough’s collection about Wolfgang Zoepfel

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Phil Fairclough’s collection about Wolfgang Zoepfel


  • Photocopied 2008 (originally created 1930-2005) (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Phil Fairclough, of Telford (formerly Wellington), Shropshire, England, was interested in documenting the lives of former German prisoners of war. Wolfgang Zoepfel (Zöpfel), 1925-1986, was one of his neighbors who had been interned at Camp 132 in Medicine Hat, Alberta during the Second World War. Following the war, Wolfgang was interned near Wellington until 1948. He decided to immigrate to England. In 1952 he married a local woman, Joan Titley, and they had two daughters.


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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Loaned for copying by Phil Fairclough, 2009.

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The collection consists of a scrapbook containing copies of photographs, documents, correspondence, and genealogical charts documenting the life of Wolfgang Zoepfel.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English and German.

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Originals held by Phil Fairclough.

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